This collection contains open access and campus access dissertations, made possible through Graduate Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The full content of open access dissertations is available to all, although some files may have embargoes placed on them and will be made available as soon as possible. The full content of campus access dissertations is only available to those either on the UMass Boston campus or with a UMass Boston campus username and password. Click on the "Off-Campus UMass Boston Users" link on the record page to download Campus Access publications. Those not on campus and those without a UMass Boston campus username and password may gain access to this dissertation through resources like Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global or through Interlibrary Loan.

Follow


Dissertations from 2016

PDF

Social Determinants of Falls: The Role of Social Support and Depression Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Lien T. Quach

PDF

Intersectionality at Work: Black Women Administrators' Perceptions of their Work Performance at Predominantly White Institutions, Joanna N. Ravello

PDF

Dissolved Organic Carbon Fluxes from a New England Salt Marsh, Hayley Nicole Schiebel

PDF

Living Alone and Subsequent Living Arrangement Transitions among Older Americans, Yao-Chi Shih

PDF

When Carbon Becomes a Commodity: Ecological, Economic and Social Impacts of Community Forestry in the Age of Climate Change, Sujata Shrestha

PDF

To Go Where Neither Parent Has Gone Before: Investigating the Identity Formation of First-Generation College Students in Multiple Doctoral Programs, Diann F. Simmons

PDF

The Relationship to Internal Experiences Scale (RIES): The Development and Validation of a Self-Report Measure of Cognitive Fusion and Decentering, Shannon M. Sorenson

PDF

The Formation of Scholars: Critical Narratives of Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctoral Students in Higher Education, Liza A. Talusan

PDF

Transmigration Experiences of Newcomers in the Context of an English-Only Education: Sense-Making by Former Newcomer ELLs, Elizabeth Paulsen Tonogbanua

PDF

Data Mining Methods for Analyzing and Modeling Spatiotemporal Data, Dawei Wang

PDF

Black Male Success in Mathematics: The Development of a Positive Mathematics Identity in Urban Schools, Naia L. Wilson-Akubude

PDF

Evaluating the ‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’ Test: Cultural Variations in Emotional Perception, Ashley-Ann Woodhull

PDF

Minibrain and Wings Apart Control Organ Growth and Tissue Patterning Through Downregulation of Capicua, Liu Yang

PDF

Spatio-Temporal Ensemble Modeling for Big Data, Chung-Hsien Yu

PDF

Phylogeny and Population Genetics in Genera Cichorium and Centaurea (Asteracea) – Case Studies in Domestication and Biological Invasions, Tomáš Závada

Dissertations from 2015

PDF

Examining the Toxicity, Exposure, and Regulatory Approach to Potential Human Health Risks of the Algal Toxin Domoic Acid, Thomas H. Angus

PDF

Environmentally Benign Syntheses and Biomedical Applications of Novel Heterocyclic Compounds, Hyejin Cho

PDF

Fluxes of Dissolved Organic Carbon During Storm Events in the Neponset River Watershed, Keith Thomas Cialino

PDF

Research for the Advancement of Green Chemistry Practice: Studies in Atmospheric and Educational Chemistry, Steven Gene Cullipher

PDF

The College Young Christian Students in the United States, a Historical Case Study of a Faith-based Social Movement and its National Office, John F. Denning

PDF

Examining Sociological Differences and the Influence of Prey Distribution and Environmental Variability in the Distribution of a Top Marine Predator, the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus), Stefanie K. Gazda

PDF

Impact Of Parental Stress On Asthma Management Behaviors And Health Outcomes: A Longitudinal Analysis Of Inner City School-Aged Children, Amanda Constance Green

PDF

The Development of the Global Ready Leadership Scale, Shelby J. Harris

PDF

Frontline Youth Workers: Meaning-Making and Street-Level Policy, Sarah Hogue

PDF

The Untold Story of the GI Bill: The Experiences of African American Veterans with Attaining Educational Benefits through the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, Lorna J. Hunter

PDF

The Impact of Nursing Hours and Hospital and Patient Characteristics on Medicare Hospital Acquired Conditions: A National Pooled Cross-Sectional Secondary Data Model and Analysis, Terry Kahlert Eng

PDF

Patterns of Interaction within Parent-Child Dyads Affected by OCD and Anxiety, Catherine Kraper

PDF

Problematizing Mainstream Graduate Management Education: Intersectional Critical Discourse Analysis of Harvard Business Publishing / Harvard Business School Cases, Michelle A. Kweder

PDF

Art and Design Students' Social Norms Regarding Mental Illness, Creativity, and Help-Seeking Behaviors, Danielle Licitra

PDF

First Career Decisions of African American and Hispanic Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Deborah L. Liverman

PDF

Analysis of English Language Learner Performance on the Biology Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System: The Impact of English Proficiency, First Language Characteristics, and Late-entry ELL Status, Mary A. Mitchell

PDF

Cultural Adaptation of In-Home, Community-Based Mental Health Services for Ethnic Minority Children and Families: Exploring Clinician and Family Perspectives on Effective Care, Esroruleh Tamim Mohammad

PDF

Mind the Gap: The Integration of Physical and Mental Healthcare in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Karen R. Monaghan

PDF

What Academic Grades Mean to Seventh Grade Students, Margo Joan Moore

PDF

Identifying Regional Shifts in Complex Species Interactions in the Gulf of Maine Mid-Intertidal, Scott L. Morello

PDF

In the Face of Adversity: Valued Living and Decentering as Buffering Factors in the Relations Among Social Disadvantage, Psychological Distress, Drinking to Cope and Problem Drinking, Lucas P. K. Morgan

PDF

The Intersectionality of Racism and Sexism for Asian American Women, Shruti Mukkamala

PDF

Large-scale Data Analysis via Online Optimization and Distance Learning, Yang Mu

PDF

The Politics of Official English: Exploring the Intentions and the Outcomes behind English-Only Policies in the United States, David Gonzalez Nieto

PDF

Marital History and Retirement Security: An Empirical Analysis of the Work, Family, and Gender Relationship, Lauren A. Martin Palmer

PDF

Regio and Stereochemical Considerations of 1,3-Dipolar Cycloadditions; Aryl Nitrile Oxides to Aryl Cinnamamides, Reshma Pal

PDF

R2 Indicator based Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization Algorithms and Applications, Dung Huy Phan

PDF

Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Aging with HIV/AIDS, Kristen E. Porter

PDF

School Nurse Pain Assessment Practices for Students with Mild to Profound Special Needs, Brenna L. Quinn

PDF

Factors Associated with Medical Home Quality and Parent Perceptions of Health Related Quality of Life (Hrqol) in School-Age Children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD), Kristine M. Ruggiero

PDF

The Role and Regulation of the Response Regulator CtrA in Sinorhizobium Meliloti Cell Cycle Regulation, Karla B. Schallies

PDF

Relationship between Maternal Self-Reported Subjective Experience and Observed Maternal Gaze and Affect at 16, 24, and 43 Weeks Postpartum: The Case for Multiple Measurements, Semira Semino-Asaro

PDF

Identifying Sensory Symptoms as a Diagnostic Indicator of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Timothy W. Soto

PDF

Individual and Dyadic Analysis of Cardiac Profiles in Response to Stress in a Longitudinal Sample of Infant-Mother Dyads, Akhila Venkatachalam Sravish

PDF

Fostering the Spiritual Development of Undergraduates through Service-Learning, Michelle C. Sterk Barrett

PDF

Willingness to Pay for Water Efficiency Improvements by Upstream and Downstream Users: A Case Study in the Yellow River Basin in China, Luqin Sun

PDF

Pain Qualities and their Persistence in the Elder Population, Manu Thakral

PDF

Utilizing Ultrametric Properties, Projections and Entropy in Data Mining, Rosanne Vetro

PDF

Critical Forces that Structure Subtidal Ecological Communities in the Gulf of Maine, and the Integration of Invasive Species into these Communities, Martine C. Wagstaff

PDF

A Case Study of an Urban Elementary School Chinese Language and Culture Program at the Boston Renaissance Charter Public Schools (BRCPS), Jinhui Xu

Dissertations from 2014

PDF

Weighing the Benefits and Risks Associated with Proprietary School Attendance for Low-Income Single Mother Students, Carolyn L. Arcand

PDF

Palestinian Refugee Family Trees of Resilience: Intergenerational Cultivation of Resistance, Return, and Perseverance, in Response to Israel State Violence and Occupation, Devin G. Atallah

PDF

Evaluating the Structure of a Bayesian Network from Data, Saaid Baraty

PDF

Multicultural Education and Teachers' Perceptions of and Intended Responses to Students' Behavior, Malcolm J. Bryant

PDF

The Relationship between Mental Health and Young Children's Academic Development: What We Can Learn From a National Sample of At-Risk Chilean Children, Katia M. Canenguez

PDF

Complex Networks: Structure and Dynamics, Shilpa Chakravartula

PDF

To Speak or Not to Speak: Factors that Influence Pre-Tenure Faculty's Sense of Voice, Yi Shiuan Chin

PDF

Y- Box Protein 2 (YBX2) is a Major mRNA Specific Regulator of Translation in Spermatogenesis and the Translational Regulation of the Sperm Mitochondria Associated Cysteine Rich Protein (Smcp) mRNA, Tamjid A. Chowdhury

PDF

Tuning Carbon Microstructure for Advancing Electrochemical Energy Storage, John P. Collins

PDF

The Effects of Loneliness and Social Isolation on Hypertension in Later Life: Including Risk, Diagnosis and Management of the Chronic Condition, Caitlin E. Coyle

PDF

Mechanisms of Translational Repression of the Sperm Mitochondria Associated-Cysteine Rich Protein (Smcp) mRNA in Round Spermatids, Danielle L. Cullinane

PDF

Prime Time in the Academy: Factors Critical to Sustaining Mid-career Faculty Vitality, Anne M. DeFelippo

PDF

Protein Docking Refinement Using Evolutionary Information and Artificial Intelligence, Ayse Bahar Delibas

PDF

A Novel Kinesin, Arabidopsis Thaliana Centromere Associated Protein E2, is Necessary for the Progression of Mitosis and Meiosis, Kristophe J. Diaz

PDF

Constructing the American Dream: How Beliefs Influence Decisions about Homeownership, Rachel Bogardus Drew

PDF

"We are a Democracy": Progressive-era Democratic Teaching in High School English Classrooms, 1912-1941, Nicholas J. Fitzgerald

PDF

Transformational Leadership and Student Achievement: A Case Study of Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, Chris Flieger

PDF

Understanding the Impact of Violence on Early Language, Danielle Forbes

PDF

Institutional Conditions to Improve the Educational Outcomes of Part-time Community College Students, Rhonda M. Gabovitch

PDF

Improving Main-Memory Database (MMDB) Distributed Transactional Concurrency, Weiwei Gong

PDF

Investigation of Processes Involved in the Formation of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase Layer During the Primary Lithiation of the Negative Electrode for a Lithium Ion Capacitor, Gerald T. Gourdin

PDF

Patterns of Dissaving Among U.S. Elders, Deborah Gray

PDF

A Comparative Analysis of Transfer Students' and Native Students' Perceptions of their Higher Education Environment at Two Public Four-Year Institutions, Janet M. Gumbris

PDF

A Longitudinal Look at Social Protection: Does Unequal Receipt of Employment-Based Benefits Lead to Health Disparities, thus Limiting Earnings Mobility?, Amy B. Helburn

PDF

Roles of Arabidopsis Dioxygenases during the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH)-Induced Stress Response, Juan C. Hernandez-Vega

PDF

Economic Development in the Massachusetts Life Sciences Cluster: Shared Prosperity or a Big Tradeoff?, Brandynn Holgate

PDF

Green Techniques to Improve Grignard Reactions and Synthesize Heterocyclic Molecules, Asha Kadam

PDF

Cardiovascular Disease Behavioral Risk Factors in Select Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa: An Inter-Country Comparative Study from a Cross-Sectional Population-Based Survey, Mercy W. Kamau

PDF

How 11 Boston Transitional Bilingual Teachers Implemented and Resisted Sheltered English Immersion Following a Ballot Initiative Elimiinating Bilingual Education On Massachusetts, Thomas A. King

PDF

Pa'lante! Toward The Presidency: Understanding Factors that Facilitate Latino Leadership in Higher Education, Gloria Lopez

PDF

The Impact of Childhood SES on Decline in Cognition among Older Adults, Jiyoung Lyu

PDF

Deciphering the Drivers of Coastal Evolution Over Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales, Massachusetts, USA, Christopher V. Maio

PDF

The Influence of No Child Left Behind (2001) on the Leadership of Elementary School Principals in Massachusetts: Highlighted Responses from Asian American Principals, Wesley P. S. Manaday

PDF

"True, She Has the Culture You Need": A White Teacher in an Urban School Critically Reflects on the Hidden, Social, and Academic Curriculum, Mathew Arlen McLean

PDF

Beliefs and Attitudes Held By Assistant Principals in Massachusetts Public High Schools toward Student Suspensions, Samantha J. Meier

PDF

The Role of Identity Development in Multiethnic Latino Students' Sense of Belonging in College, Wanda I. Montañez

PDF

An Examination of School Committee Municipal Representation in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts, Kerry E. Mulcahy

PDF

Black Students' and Black Teachers' Self Identifications and Perceptions of One Another, Stacey Jones Mulligan

PDF

An Analysis of the Influence of the Supervisory Agency in Determining Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluation Grades, Howard Payton

PDF

Working to Sustain Change: An Examination of Teacher Leadership and its Role in Promoting Organizational Learning in Urban Turnaround Schools, Katherine E. Petta

PDF

The Social Environment, APOE-e4, and Dementia: The Social Environment as a Moderating Factor Among Individuals Genetically Predisposed to Develop Dementia, Judith L. Poey

PDF

The Psychological and Social Processes through which Internalized Heterosexism Influences Psychological Distress in Sexual Minorities, Julia A. Puckett

PDF

A Fresh Perspective: Public Choice Theory and the Massachusetts Legislator, John F. Quinn

PDF

Individual, Disease, and Work-Related Factors Associated with Work Patterns, Presenteeism and Sick Pay Policy of the Colorectal Cancer Survivor after Treatment, Kristin A. Roper

PDF

Does Increased Family Income Reduce Fade Out of Preschool Gains?, Colin C. Rose